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What Will You Read Next?

The Snatchabook


Available: 10/01/13
10.19 x 10.91 · 32 pages
Ages 3-6 years
CDN $25.99 · cl

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Helen Docherty

illustrated by Thomas Docherty

Age Level: 3 to 6 | Grade Level: P to 2
Where have all the bedtime stories gone? A delightful addition to the picture book canon about the love of reading.
It's bedtime in the woods of Burrow Down, and all the animals are ready for their story. But books are mysteriously disappearing. A rabbit named Eliza Brown decides to stay awake and catch the book thief. It turns out to be a little creature, the Snatchabook, whohas no one to read him a bedtime story. All turns out well when the books are returned and the animals take turns reading bedtime stories to the Snatchabook, embodying a wonderful message of forgiveness for kids.
A brilliantly written, laugh-out-loud rhyming bedtime story about books and the joy of reading in the vein of bestsellers It's a Book, How Rocket Learned to Read, and Dog Loves Books .
#1 Autumn 2013 Kids Indie Next Pick
A 2014-2015 Teachers' Choices Reading List Title
I dare you to try to read The Snatchabook silently to yourself. You can't do it. The book is so wonderful it demands to be read out loud. And besides, if you didn't read the book out loud, how would the Snatchabook hear it?" - Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick
"[A] rollicking paean to the pleasures of reading aloud." - The Wall Street Journal
Great for parents and educators looking for:
A fun read aloud championing a love for language and books

Helen Docherty has spent most of her career as a language teacher, most recently specializing in Spanish. She lives in Wales with her husband and co-author, Thomas, and their two young daughters.
Thomas Docherty studied metalwork and sculpture at college before becoming an illustrator of children's book. He lives in Wales with his wife and co-author Helen and their two young daughters. His website is thomasdocherty.co.uk.